wortundtat – Tailor-made learning
Our mission is focussing on what is important for people in their current situation.
Education is essential to gain independence as human beings, so as not to be dependent on others for a lifetime, to be able to assess and exploit the opportunities that the world offers. Against this background, educational opportunities are of immense importance in the context of the wortundtat projects. Why and what type of learning opportunities are needed will vary from country to country.
Greece – Education for children, adolescents and adults with little prior learning
Greece is still a transit point for refugees on their way to Central Europe. Not all refugee children can attend Greek schools. Depending on the country of origin, even their mothers may not be able to read or write. An analogous situation can be found with residents of a Gypsy Roma camp. Willingness to integrate with their Greek fellow citizens has been limited in the past. This has resulted in a lack of education and low prospects on the labour market.
For refugee women and their children, our Greek partner has developed a basic learning programme. Women without schooling can start learning to read and write. Children will gain at least some learning experience. We have also achieved initial success by organising sewing courses for refugee women. So that younger members of the Gypsy Roma camp can enter the Greek educational system, we have established basic rules for living together. At the purpose-built community centre, they have access to preschool courses or afterschool lessons.
News about our programmes in Greece
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With the Skills Training Centre, our Greek partner Hellenic Ministries has been supporting refugee women, mainly from Iran, Afghanistan and Ukraine, since 2019. They receive help on their way to a more independent life.
Tanzania – Secondary school education and training opportunities in a remote region
Many residents in the Tunduru District in the south of Tanzania only know about secondary schools and job prospects from hearsay. Their villages can only be reached via dirt roads and using off-road vehicles. The number of people who are illiterate is correspondingly high. Most people live on their small farming plot, where they grow crops for their own needs using simple resources.
Our partner KIUMA runs a secondary school in the district. It is the only educational facility in the region offering secondary school education to pupils. A nursing school and a business for various craft training courses ensure that young people will no longer need to leave their home country if they want to learn a profession. With the acquired knowledge, school leavers will contribute to the progressive development of an entire region.
News about our programmes in Tanzania
Over the past few months, we have been working behind the scenes on important maintenance and expansion work at the project in southern Tanzania.
wortundtat has made the world’s knowledge tangible for KIUMA: Three rooms for computer training help learners and the local community.
Germany – Young people learning about positive integrationr
Dortmund’s Borsigplatzviertel is home to people from many different nations with little connection to German society. To help them with integration, to convey rules of cooperation and to reduce learning deficits where needed, the wortundtat partner has developed an extensive range of projects for children, adolescents and adults.
News about our programmes in Germany
wortundtat supports families in “Stern im Norden”, Dortmund, with intercultural offers for children, young people and parents
The family meeting center “Star in the North” celebrates a belated birthday. Former visitor reports on the importance of the “Star” for his development as a child.
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